Pastor Jeff Smith has been a fulltime pastor since 1990 and began ministering in Covenant Reformed Baptist Church, Easley, South Carolina, as a church plant in 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Religion from Gardner Webb College and a Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served on the faculty of Reformed Baptist Seminary and as a contributor to the Reformed Baptist Theological Review. Pastor Smith accepted God's call and was installed as one of the pastors of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coconut Creek, Florida on September 13th, 2009. He and his wife Kelly have six children, four boys and two girls.
Pastor Robert Diekema graduated from Bob Jones University and has served in the pastoral ministry in Canton, Michigan and now for over 20 years here at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coconut Creek, Florida. Pastor Diekema and his wife Sara have 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren.
Pastor Daniel Wakefield was installed November 6, 2016, after completing a term as pastoral intern at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Biology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, a Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed.) from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and is a former high school science teacher. He is in the process of earning his Master of Divinity degree (M. Div.) from Reformed Baptist Seminary. He and his wife Bethany have two sons.